As an educator, my frustration is that the labor or reconciliation continues to fall on teachers and students. The space for first response is always indicated as the classroom. And that is why the circumstances, rhetoric, and problem-solving approach remain the way they are. … More Breaking Apart the Single Story About School Shootings
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Like a sounding bell for a generation, Carson’s work sparked the eco-awareness movement of the Sixties. Carson forewarned of the human created disasters that have now become as common place as the books on the current events shelf. From this point forward, Americans and global citizens are faced with the heavy burden of consequences generated from our consumption of resources and disregard for our impact upon the environment’s delicate balance… … More Gateways to Environmental Literacy and Ethical Models of Citizenship
Meanwhile, the struggle for who and what we should say and do in the presence of children remains the most precious resource and viable space we contend for. We do this because we know the influential capacity of seeds planted. … More Seeds Planted
During his recollection of youth experiences growing up in Brownsville, Tyson describes fighting on street corners in organized fights in which he, tiny Mike, would win by laying out kids far larger than he was. He said it gave him an overwhelmingly empowered sense of identity, in some regard a reconciliation for previous mistreatments of the past. … More Why not Non-Violence?
Finally, they could use a Venn diagram to draw in some comparative data from my spiritual memoirs chronicling a desire for monastic life, blanketing over the call of motherhood, mixed with a longstanding conflict toward living in society. … More And You Call This Family?